A little by-product from my ongoing German AU... the final design of the heavy cruiser Seydlitz
, as she was supposed to look in 1942 just before her conversion to CVL was ordered.
I have scaled the drawing to a LOA of 210m. According to most sources, her LOA is 210m, meaning slightly shorter than the Prinz Eugen with her clipper bow; as sources vary (Wikipedia gives four different figures, depending on language), I a sort of unsure whether this is the length of the final design or that of the original light cruiser with a less raked bow, as depicted by Golly's Lützow in the archive. In that case the version with the final bow would be over 214m long. The entry in Groener's can be interpreted both ways, and Conway's is flat wrong (they seem to have confused LOA and LCWL). Anyone able to shed some light on this issue?